Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Microsoft Releases Security Advisory for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service.

An update is available for the following affected software:
Microsoft Forefront Client Security
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 3
Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Applies only to May 2014 or earlier versions)
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease
Windows Defender for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Defender for Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1
Windows Defender for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Defender Offline
Windows Intune Endpoint Protection

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Microsoft Security Advisory 2974294 and apply the necessary updates.